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Archive Monthly Archives: October 2017

Household Management and Effects on the Lake

Preventing groundwater pollution from failing septic systems should be a priority for every homeowner. Contamination can expose family and neighbors to waterborne diseases and other serious health risks. Nitrates and phosphates found in wastewater can cause algae blooms in our lakes. These blooms concern cause aesthetic problems and impact aquatic life. Top Four Things You […]

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Winter Effects on Lake Quality

A FLOATING ICY COVER The process of lakes turning over in the fall is critically important to the frogs, turtles and fish living in the lakes. It is during this turnover period that oxygen is infused and distributed throughout the entire water column.  So how does this occur? As summer transitions to fall, the surface […]

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What is a Rain Garden?

A rain garden catches and holds water that runs off from your roof or other impervious coverage (like a driveway) on your property. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers stormwater runoff as the number one threat to water quality in our lakes and streams. Sediment, including sand and dirt from your yard, enters the lake […]

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Thinking Spring? Think Rain Garden!

Rain Gardens are an environmentally friendly alternative to harmful fertilizers. Once again we are thinking about what to do with our lawns and gardens. A common mistake many homeowners make is fertilizing their lawns in the spring. When you fertilize your lawn in the spring you are helping the weeds to grow. Save your money […]

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Your Support Makes a Difference

Your support is critical to the success of the Lake Mohawk Foundation, providing the difference between funding what is short-term and basic and what is truly needed to protect and preserve the lakes located in the Lake Mohawk Reservation including the headwaters of the Wallkill River Watershed. We ask you to join us to undertake […]

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